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by HuffnPuff
Fri, 12 Jul 2019, 17:01
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Disposing of old lithium batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Disposing of old lithium batteries

Is it true that lithium batteries are able to be recycled well? I thought I’d heard that, but others have said lithium batteries are going to be a big problem when we start getting lots of old electric cars.
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 18:23
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: NSW Zoes please note

I see Vic have $100 discount and ACT have 20% so hopefully NSW have similar sorts of discount.
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 22 Apr 2019, 05:16
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 977

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

I'm all for EV's but just noting that our 6 year old Elantra manual goes down to somewhere like 5.4 l/100 at highway speeds (not sure about A/C use after all this time and up to high 9's around town. That's the exact opposite of my experience - at 50kph my Ranger (and previous Hilux, wife's Prado e...
by HuffnPuff
Sun, 21 Apr 2019, 07:27
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range
Replies: 33
Views: 977

Re: Newbie question about practicalities of charging and range

At this point in time I’d imagine electric cars are really a ‘city’ thing. Short drives, plenty of charging infrastructure etc. the more battery vehicles out there the more infrastructure will get built. The big energy companies know thugs are changing and will work towards supplying what the market...
by HuffnPuff
Wed, 03 Apr 2019, 04:22
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree

poprock wrote:
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 18:16
So the good part is that it almost rules out dodgy backyard repairers.
But still allows you to spend your own time and money repairing a classic or modified vehicle you’ve put blood sweat and tears into.
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 15:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree

For future reference (or for handy trivia) NSW no longer recognises any cars as repairable writeoffs. All writeoffs are statutory there. As far as I know there is an exception to this rule if you have owned the car for more than 90 days and it would otherwise be considered ‘repairable’. This would ...
by HuffnPuff
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 04:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Starting my journey.

I’m in Lake Macquarie. Would appreciate any recommendations on who to talk to in the early phases.
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 08 Feb 2019, 20:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Starting my journey.

Vehicle procured. I found a Mazda 1500 locally for what I think was a good price. Short(ish) term now is to get it running on ICE and registered. Longer term aim is for it to be running on sparks for my eldest, now 13yo, to be able to learn to drive in it.
by HuffnPuff
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 04:18
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: HP in EV vs HP in ICE
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: HP in EV vs HP in ICE

As it is measuring the power at the wheels I can’t see there would be any handicap for a different source. There may be some rules developed about how long the vehicle should run for. I can’t imagine an EV full of super caps that runs at well over the 2400hp of the V8, but can only accelerate for 10...
by HuffnPuff
Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 17:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 2607

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

Any chance of posting the links @HuffnPuff? My wife came across a couple of mentions of 400mm in discussions in other forums, but I was driving at the time and wasn't able to confirm if they were authoritative or speculative comments. FWIW, a work colleague who has a Volvo SUV (non-electric of cour...
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 05:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 2607

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

I had a quick look and found. Couple of links indicating the outlander phew has a wading depth of 400mm.
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 13:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home Now Sold
Replies: 21
Views: 2506

Re: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home

Is it registered as a two seater? $1500 sounds like a great deal.
by HuffnPuff
Wed, 23 May 2018, 18:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Royal Wedding EV
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Royal Wedding EV

I love that they’ve made a drop in module that will work with ‘any’ vehicle with the same engine transmission combo. The future is looking good for old cars!
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 21 May 2018, 18:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Royal Wedding EV
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Royal Wedding EV

I did wonder about that. Good to hear the traditionalists can mixnit with the modern world.
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 11:47
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Powering the home from spare EV charge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Powering the home from spare EV charge?

Thanks Gents. Yes, would consider only having one battery pack - with wheels and seats. 100km range would be better suited for weekend or day off travels, running errands and such runs up the kms. I can't see much joy in having to hook up a trailer to run the weekend errands. A 'normal' commute day ...
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 07:01
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Powering the home from spare EV charge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Powering the home from spare EV charge?

I haven't got an EV yet, I plan to build one though. One way of speeding the approval process from the Minister for Recreation and Finance might be if I can sell it on saving electricity costs. I could even purchase the batteries and get the home grid thing going while building the car. I wondered w...
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 04:49
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: The Energy Retailers Strike Back. Will Cheap Off Peak Rates Kill Battery Storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Re: The Energy Retailers Strike Back. Will Cheap Off Peak Rates Kill Battery Storage?

With all the PV being installed it is changing the market. Old times they needed to ramp up production at the power station in the morning and then slow it down at the end of the peak period. They offset this a little by offering off peak hot water to encourage overnight usage. Now we have more and ...
by HuffnPuff
Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 05:43
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Home charging - solar diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: Home charging - solar diversion

Sounds like something I'd be interested in. Is there anything that would use excess solar for charging, then also use the vehicle battery to power the home and recharge off peak? ie if the car is in the garage during peak usage hours in the evening then it could power the house and recharge off peak...
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 01 Jan 2018, 05:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 2987

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

Thanks all. I guess, I was just curious as to the differences between ICE and EV. Shows I have a lot to learn!
by HuffnPuff
Sat, 30 Dec 2017, 19:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 2987

Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

I don't actually have an EV yet as I'm still in the early planning phase for a vintage vehicle conversion and my mind wanders while waiting for traffic to move ahead of me. When in heavy traffic how do you manage the throttle in an EV. In a manual ICE vehicle you can creep along in 1st or sometimes ...
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 18:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Starting my journey.

Thanks for the shift! I've always been keen on older cars although it's been a few years since I've had one. My wife doesn't do well with car sickness and older smelly ones make it worse - she didn't like my old V8 valiant at all! Fortunately my sons are getting old enough to help and are also excit...
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 16:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Starting my journey.

Oops. Just realized this is in the wrong section. Should be in the lounge. Sorry guys.
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 14:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Starting my journey.

That's probably a good way to start, even to grab all the gear off it and put it in something else - I'd need extra seats to cart kids around.
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 13:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Starting my journey.

Hi All, I have just joined the forum. Hoping to learn lots by reading before I ask questions. I'm keen to build a vintage car up to an EV sometime in the not too distant future. House reno's are just about done for now and I reckon I could clear out part of the garage and fit something in to tinker ...